Violent crime

This booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Barry Croft. Croft is one of several people charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in announcing charges in an alleged scheme that involved months of planning and even rehearsals to snatch Whitmer from her vacation home. (Delaware Department of Justice via AP)
October 16, 2020 - 11:59 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have provided enough evidence to move toward trial for five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap the state’s governor, a federal judge ruled Friday in Grand Rapids. A two-day preliminary hearing this week featured testimony by one of the FBI agents who...
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Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters protest outside the magistrates court in Senekal, South Africa, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, where two suspects were to appear on charges of killing a white farmer in the area. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
October 16, 2020 - 5:40 am
SENEKAL, South Africa (AP) — A tense standoff between white farmers and Black activists gripped the South African town of Senekal Friday, as two men accused of killing a white farm manager were to appear in court. More than 100 police patrolled the area in front of the courthouse in the Free State...
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October 15, 2020 - 8:02 pm
SANTA BARBARA, California. (AP) — The attorney for “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely and his family has challenged a Santa Barbara County District Attorney report that the fatal shooting of his son was justifiable. Attorney John Burris said in a news conference Thursday that Cameron Ely never claimed to have...
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Attorney Ron Haley adjusts the microphone at the podium for Mona Hardin, center, mother of Ronald Greene, as she approaches to speak at a news conference outside the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Attorney Lee Merritt stands directly behind Hardin. Greene died following a police chase in Louisiana in 2019, and his death is now under federal investigation. Greene's family filed a federal wrongful-death lawsuit in May alleging troopers "brutalized" Greene, used a stun gun on him three times and "left him beaten, bloodied and in cardiac arrest," before covering up his actual cause of death. (AP Photo/Dorthy Ray)
October 15, 2020 - 6:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Family members viewed long-secret body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody, their attorney calling it damning footage that shows troopers choking and beating the man, repeatedly jolting him with stun guns and dragging him face-...
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Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Steve Descano announces during a news conference outside the county courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, that two U.S. Park Police officers have been indicted on manslaughter charges in the 2017 shooting death of an unarmed motorist who led officers on a stop-and-go chase after an accident, The charges against officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard come after years of agitation by the family of Bijan Ghaisar, 25, of McLean, and some local and federal political figures who saw the officers' conduct in the shooting as excessive. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
October 15, 2020 - 6:19 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Two U.S. Park Police officers were indicted Thursday on manslaughter charges in the 2017 shooting death of an unarmed motorist who led officers on a stop-and-go chase after an accident. The charges against officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard come after years of agitation...
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Chicago police Officer Cynthia Donald stands outside her lawyer's downtown Chicago office, Thursday, Oct 15, 2020. Johnson has filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging sexual assault by former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was out drinking with her the night he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV.  (Antonio Pere/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 15, 2020 - 5:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual assault by former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was out drinking with her the night he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV. In her lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, Cynthia Donald...
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wears a mask with the word "vote" displayed on the front during a roundtable discussion on healthcare, Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020, in Kalamazoo, Mich. The arrest of a group of anti-government vigilantes in a kidnapping plot against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presents a new twist in the 2020 political fight for the battleground state. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)/
October 15, 2020 - 4:44 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general charged an eighth person Thursday in what authorities have described as a foiled scheme to storm the state Capitol building and kidnap officials, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Brian Higgins, 51, of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, was charged with...
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This Dec. 2018 photo provided by Horry County jail in South Carolina shows Alyssa Dayvault. The South Carolina mother on trial for placing two of her newborns in trash bags and throwing them away about a year apart told investigators she blacked out from the pain of delivering the second child alone, waking up 15 minutes later and finding the boy's face blue. Prosecutors on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, played a recording of Dayvault's interview with police who were called after Dayvault showed up at the hospital with an infection caused when she did not deliver the placenta along with the baby boy in December 2018. (Horry County jail via AP)
October 15, 2020 - 2:50 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A jury convicted a South Carolina mother of throwing two of her newborns away in trash bags after they were born 13 months apart, but the 32-year-old mother of two other children wasn't in the courtroom Thursday to hear the verdict. Convicted of two counts of homicide by child...
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People hold banners as they demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Oct. 15, 2020. Protests against Nigeria's police continued to rock the country for the eighth straight day Thursday as demonstrators marched through the streets of major cities, blocking traffic and disrupting business. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
October 15, 2020 - 10:46 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Widespread protests against Nigeria's police have turned violent as demonstrators have been attacked by armed gangs in the streets of several cities, according to witnesses. Since the protests began more than a week ago, at least 10 people have been killed and hundreds injured...
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Anchorage, Alaska Mayor Ethan Berkowitz addresses the Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Berkowitz on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a female reporter, three days after she made online allegations against the married official. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
October 14, 2020 - 8:47 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A stunning tale of inappropriate behavior between a politician and a television anchor, death threats and nude photos culminated in a joint police and FBI investigation, the arrest of the journalist and the resignation of the mayor of Anchorage. Ethan Berkowitz, the top...
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